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3rd May 2017


Metallica are to stream a live rehearsal special, Now That We're Live', exclusively on Facebook next Tuesday, 9th May 2017.

The event will take place in M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore at 9.00pm EST on the eve of their inaugural show for the North American leg of the WorldWired Tour 2017. Metallica will warm up the stadium stage with a full-scale rehearsal performance.

The 'Now That We're Live' rehearsal special will feature Metallica performing four songs in their entirety, including their current single, 'Now That We're Dead'. The presentation will offer fans an early glimpse of the groundbreaking production elements of the WorldWired tour and will be available for on-demand viewing following the live stream via and the band's Facebook page.

Lars Ulrich said:

"We are psyched to share some of our rehearsals and final pre-production run-through with our friends around the world, and we hope you'll come hang with us as we fire up the engines for the North American Summer run."

A very limited number of lucky Fifth Club members will have the opportunity to attend the event by entering to win at

Viewers will also be able to donate on Facebook Live to Metallica's 'All Within My Hands Foundation', which supports a cross-section of national, local and Bay Area charities that the individual band members support, as well as music education programs and local food banks.

Metallica's most recent album. 'Hardwired... To Self Destruct' was released on November 18th 2016 on the band's own Blackened Recordings record label and debuted at number one around the world, selling over 800,000 copies worldwide in its first week. The album was produced by Greg Fidelman with James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich, and is available in various configurations at

Here's the confirmed Worldwired US dates.

May 10th: Baltimore, MD - M&T Bank Stadium*^
May 12th: Philadelphia, PA - Lincoln Financial Field*^
May 14th: East Rutherford, NJ - MetLife Stadium*^
May 17th: Uniondale, NY - New Coliseum^
May 19th: Boston, MA - Gillette Stadium ^#
May 21st: Columbus, OH - Rock On The Range Festival
June 4th: St. Louis, MO - Busch Stadium^#
June 7th: Denver, CO - Sports Authority Field*^
June 9th: Dayton, IA - Iowa Speedway
June 11th: Houston, TX - NRG Stadium*^
June 14th: San Antonio, TX - Alamodome*#
June 16th: Dallas, TX - AT&T Stadium*#
June 18th: Chicago, IL - Soldier Field*#
July 5th: Orlando, FL - Camping World Stadium*^
July 7th: Miami, FL - Hard Rock Stadium*^
July 9th: Atlanta, GA - Suntrust Park*^
July 12th: Detroit, MI - Comercia Park*^
July 14th: Quebec City, QC- Festival D'Ete
July 16th: Toronto, ON - Rogers Centre*^
July 19th: Montreal, QB - Parc Jean-Drapeau*^
July 29th: Los Angeles, CA - Rose Bowl*+
August 4th: Phoenix, AZ - University of Phoenix Stadium*+
August 6th: San Diego, CA - Petco Park*+
August 9th: Seattle, WA - Centurylink Field*+ August 11th-13th: San Francisco, CA – Outside Lands
August 14th: Vancouver, BC - BC Place*+
August 16th: Edmonton, AB - Commonwealth Stadium*+

*With Avenged Sevenfold
^With Volbeat
+With Gojira
#With Local H

As previously announced the band will tour the UK in October:

October 22nd: London, England, UK, The O2 Arena
October 24th: London, England, UK, The O2 Arena
October 26th: Glasgow, Scotland, UK, The SSE Hydro
October 28th: Manchester, England, UK, Manchester Arena
October 30th: Birmingham, England, UK, Genting Arena

Tickets available from Ticketmaster right here and every ticket purchased through official outlets includes your choice of a standard digital or standard physical copy of 'Hardwired... To Self-Destruct'.

judas priest


monsters of rock

Monsters Of Rock In Full Flight is strictly limited to 300 worldwide and is available from 30th November but those ordering before 31st October will have their name published within a dedicated page in the book.

It's a deluxe 128 page hardback book in a metal flight case with a narrative by Jerry Bloom.

When promoter Paul Loasby put on the first Monsters Of Rock Festival in 1980 he could probably never have imagined it would become an annual event that would endure for so many years.

Featuring bands from the UK, Germany, Canada and USA, Loasby chose to stage the event at the Donington race circuit in the middle of England and it would prove to be a defining moment for many of the bands on the bill.

Not least for headliners Rainbow as it was the their last ever show to feature drum legend Cozy Powell. As it would happen it turned out to be the last for vocalist Graham Bonnet as well. For many of the other bands on the bill such as Scorpions, Judas Priest and Saxon, they were all on the ascendancy and would soon go on to even greater success.

Now in celebration of this first ever Monsters Of Rock Festival comes this hardback book full of glorious photos of the bands that took to the stage for that inaugural event including back stage shots. Most of these shots have not been published before which add to the uniqueness of this deluxe 128-page book which is packaged in its own flight case.

Also included are stories surrounding the event with tales and recollections from those who were there, including artists and fans alike. Each book will be signed by the author. The 300 will sell fast and definitely go on to become collector's items so order yours now right here to avoid disappointment.


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